Lucid Motors is taking a big step forward in vehicle infotainment with the addition of Apple CarPlay to its flagship Lucid Air sedan. Apple CarPlay is now standard on every Lucid Air, along with Android Auto.
Apple CarPlay is an in-Car infotainment system that allows iPhone users to access and use various apps and features from their devices directly on their vehicle’s built-in display. By connecting an iPhone to a compatible Car’s entertainment system via a lightning cable or wirelessly, CarPlay offers a safer and more convenient way to make calls, send and receive messages, navigate using maps, and listen to music or podcasts while driving.
The CarPlay interface is designed to be straightforward and familiar, mirroring the look and feel of an iPhone’s screen. It supports Siri voice commands, enabling drivers to interact with their devices without taking their eyes off the road or their hands off the steering wheel. In addition, CarPlay is compatible with various third-party apps, such as Google Maps, Spotify, Audible, and Waze, allowing users to customize their in-Car experience.
Apple offers automakers CarPlay for free to integrate into their vehicles. The same goes for Google’s Android Auto, as both of these systems are the leading interfaces demanded by Car customers. Automakers tend to struggle to make great software in cars, aside from Tesla.
Lucid Motors is the first automaker to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features in their vehicles. This is a huge step forward in the industry and will certainly be a major draw for customers looking for an integrated and connected driving experience.
The addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Lucid Air is a great step forward for the company. It shows that the automaker is committed to providing customers with the best infotainment experience possible. As Lucid continues to improve its production capabilities and deliver more vehicles, the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be a major selling point for Lucid’s flagship sedan.